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Diversity in Action

Plunkett Cooney has taken its diversity initiative beyond the walls of the firm and directly to our clients and the communities we serve.

We recognized that many of our clients were implementing programs and strategies to attract and retain a diverse group of employees. Our attorneys approached some of these organizations and met with their human resources executives and diversity directors to exchange information about our programs. The exploration proved to be mutually beneficial with the participants identifying key takeaways to enhance their respective diversity efforts.

Another firm client seeking to begin its own diversity initiative actually contacted Plunkett Cooney for assistance. Partnering with our own diversity consultant, the former chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee assisted the client with designing and implementing its own program. Today, the firm has a formal diversity initiative in place for its workforce.

2018 Barrister's Ball
Alannah Buford, Celeste Kinney and Rochelle Clarke take a moment for a picture at the
2018 Wolverine Bar Association Barrister's Ball. Plunkett Cooney was among the ball sponsors.
Women Speaker's Series
Members of the Plunkett Cooney Women's Leadership Committee take time out with
Carolyn Cassin (fourth from left), the keynote speaker at the September 2017 Women of
Influence Speakers Series at the The Community House in Birmingham. Joining Carolyn from
left to right are attorneys: Lauren McMillen, Alannah Buford, Carolyn Jereck,  Maryanne
Foster, Karen Beach, Carrie Kennedy and Alex Lannen.
Diversity Training
Plunkett Cooney team members work on a diversity training exercise as part of the
firm's formal diversity plan, which requires all firm members to participate in training on
cultural sensitivity, bias and other aspects of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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